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20 October 2010

Colorful Morning Landscape of Color Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Colorful Morning'
9 x 12  Oil on Canvas

This is a warm up practice paint of trial colors for a future painting,
so it is NOT expensive at all. Almost a give away.
  Email me if you are interested and I will make you a deal!
Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie
 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

Yesterday was one of THOSE days.  It was not bad enough to make you say, "Why did I even get out of bed?"  but it definitely made you reflect on it.  Not sure where any of the time went and I needed to paint yesterday. I played with the above piece and one other that finally made me laugh and cry.

Such is the life of an artist.  Some days the creativity just flows through you and other times you try to take charge and it never works. None of it.   Wonder how the great Creator felt way back when... did He have bad days and good ones as He worked too? That might explain some things..huh?

I still have not figured out what roaches are for, or even mosquitoes.  I guess bird food maybe? Back to the art.  I wrote fellow artist Mary Jo Zorad and voiced my fears and struggles of the day.  But what answer kept coming back to me in my heart and head was a voice saying, "to thine own self be true."

My power painting is color and my palette knife.  Try as I might desperately wanting to use a brush it doesn't work well.. or it seems forced.  So at this crossroads in my journey I must make some decisions.  In the world of artists there are soooo many of us... and it is hard to be original when there are so many.   A virtual army.... 

" Art tells the whole story. For as long as mankind has played a role in this world, artists have recorded that role.  Historians and archaeologists study art to learn about past civilizations and the individuals within them.  Every era in our history has been recorded, defined, refined, and enhanced by its artists… and today is no exception.  Not a moment slips by that isn’t being translated, somewhere, by someone, into a work of art.  Every second holds a lifetime of inspiration, and in our fast-paced world this means that capturing the essence of the era requires a veritable army, millions strong and wielding their chosen implements of creation.  Right now there are untold numbers of artists channeling their situations, their conflicts, their passions, their grievances—their lives and the lives of those around them—into their work.  Transforming their energy into what matters.  Using their art to tell the whole story."

This is from the site.  With the help of my nephew in Austin, I gave him EVERYTHING I wanted to express about art and bless his God given talent, he was able to put it all into this paragraph for me.    This is truly what art is about...recording, defining, inspiring, translating, capturing and creating... that is an artist.  This is the banner under which our huge 8 page December ad in Southwest Art runs... and you can see the ad on the CFAI site now or in the next issue of Southwest Art.

Every second God gives us holds a life time of opportunities... are you taking advantage of those? Or are you stagnate trying to decide on your direction? Time is passing... make a choice and do it. Celebrate life and give thanks to God.


“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”- Psalm 37:4

1 comment:

Margaret Bednar said...

We can't change the past and no matter how hard we try, we really can't predict the future. How often have our carefully thought out plans fallen through? So, what we really have limited control of is now, today... And the free will choices that we have been blessed with. As my 17 year old son told last weekend as I walked out the door the other day "Do good things, make wise choices!". Hmm, wonder where he has heard that before?

Laurie, it grieves me to think you are struggling. Maybe those with the biggest hearts struggle the most? I tell my children that one person can make a difference ... And you have made a wonderful difference by your open witness and using your God given talents.

Laurie Justus Pace Contemporary Texas Artist


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